- Apparently M.O.D.O.K. has a blog, on the Marvel web site. It’s great to see them (at least partially) getting into the spirit of semi-ironic hipster comic blogging; Marvel’s always tried to project the image of a bunch of fans who spend all day gleefully playing with their favorite characters, but too often their self-importance gets in the way of the fun. Seriously, guys, your characters are goofy and over-the-top and awesome. Why leave it to bloggers to point it out? Run with it. Bring back NextWave. IN ANY CASE! Owly creator (and Top Shelf hero) Andy Runton did one of his legendary “Owly As…” sketches with a M.O.D.O.K. theme, and apparently M.O.D.O.K. was pleased. Wormy as an A.I.M. agent is the icing on the cake.
- On a related note, Top Shelf genius Jeff Lemire has been doing some sweet paintings of Marvel & DC characters. You should buy one!
- Atlanta critic (and now blogger) Van Jensen loves Top Shelf! He’s given us several nods in his 2007 year-in-review declarations. Best artist: Jeff Lemire. Best publisher: Top Shelf. Best graphic novel: Super Spy. He said it, not me!
- Almost forgot! Craig Thompson is nominated for a Grammy! John Anderson at Comics Alliance has reactions, links, and some sweet videos of the sketch-concert Craig did with Menomena.